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Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns returns to SMU’s Tate Distinguished Lecture Series Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

Renowned director and documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, creator of Baseball, The War and The Roosevelts, will return to SMU Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 for another engagement with the Tate Distinguished Lecture Series. Burns will present The Oncor Lecture at 8 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium … Continue reading

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2015 Stella Porter Russell Fund faculty bonuses arrive Nov. 30

Eligible SMU faculty members will receive a salary bonus of $1,860 each in their Nov. 30, 2015, paychecks through projected available resources from the Lester A. and Stella Porter Russell Fund. SMU’s Office of the Provost has identified 686 faculty members as eligible according … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of State issues Worldwide Travel Alert through Feb. 24, 2016

The U.S. Department of State has issued a Worldwide Travel Alert that alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. If students, faculty or staff are planning to travel internationally, please consult the travel alert and … Continue reading

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Helping students with stress during the holiday and exam season

As SMU enters both the holiday and exam seasons, Interim Provost Harold Stanley is asking that all University community members watch for signs of stress in themselves and in students. Dr. Stanley asked that each faculty and staff member “be aware of signs of … Continue reading

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough honored with SMU’s 2015 Tower Medal of Freedom

Historian David McCullough received the Medal of Freedom from SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. President and Mrs. George W. Bush presented the award to the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, often called “America’s greatest historian,” during … Continue reading

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Double discounts at the SMU Bookstore during Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015

Get a head start on holiday shopping at the SMU Bookstore during 2015 Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day. On Wednesday, Dec. 2, present your faculty/staff SMU ID at the cash register to receive an extra 10% off all regular-price items – a 20% total discount – … Continue reading

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Tune In: SMU students impress with the best in 2015 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

Two SMU teams were among the five student firms selected to present their concepts in McCord Auditorium Monday, Nov. 16. The students competed for the 2015 regional Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, sponsored by the international Entrepreneurs’ Organization. The GSEA is a global competition for student entrepreneurs who … Continue reading

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Pamela D. Anthony named SMU vice president for student affairs

Pamela D. Anthony, dean of students at Iowa State University, has been named SMU’s vice president for student affairs effective February 1, 2016. “As SMU’s new vice president for student affairs, Pamela Anthony brings varied experience in all aspects of … Continue reading

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All 11 SMU students in Paris reported safe; University is monitoring the situation

SMU has heard from all 11 of its students studying in Paris that they are safe. The SMU Travel Oversight Committee is closely monitoring the situation and is receiving updates from the U.S. State Department and International SOS. SMU community … Continue reading

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Steven C. Currall named SMU provost and vice president for academic affairs

Steven C. Currall, whose record of academic leadership includes achievements at Rice University, University College London and the University of California-Davis, has been named vice president for academic affairs and provost at SMU, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Currall, a psychological … Continue reading

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